The countdown has well and truly begun for the first ever Hope & Gloria Junior Sewing Bee.
One of the challenges that we have set our 30 finalists is to create their own "Showstopper" design as part of the Grand Final that takes place later this month.
Because the event should be as fun as possible I have offered a little help along the way and if the finalists choose to they can make use of a range of pre-cut felt shapes to create their project.
Here are a few ideas of how to put things together to help along the way...... happy designing!
Very often less is more - this simple white bunny looks great on the patterned fabric and the cute bow makes this miniature cushion "pop".
This "folk-art" inspired bird really comes to life with some brightly coloured decorative stitching.
A needle case is always handy and can be made from two simple rectangles. Add a brightly colured motif to add a cheerful touch.
A felt heart decoration is always a favourite. The floral design is an ideal way to show off your stitching skills.